Did you know that your skin, nails, and hair get hungry too? They require nutrients to remain strong and healthy, much in the same way our bodies require food for energy. So what are the best superfoods for your hair, skin, and nails? We've picked the most effective eats for strengthening and growing your most precious assets. And don't worry, these foods are healthy and most importantly, delicious so you'll have no trouble adding them into your current diet.
1. Best Foods for Your Hair
Salmon: What do we want from our hair? We want it to shine! Salmon promotes high-shine because of its high Omega-3 fatty acid content.
Greek Yogurt: Protein promotes healthy growth and Greek Yogurt is packed with it. It also contains vitamin B5 which helps fight against thinning and loss.
Sweet Potatoes: If you hair is looking dull, sweet potatoes are the superfood you need to add some luster back into your locks. Sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene which turns into Vitamin A and protects against dry, brittle hair.
2. Best Foods for Your Nails
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Red Meat: Red meat is packed with protein which we already know promotes hair and nail growth. Plus it contains high levels of Iron, which is something your nails need for strength. Don't eat it every day because it is high in saturated fat, so stick to red meat once a week.
Almonds: Looking for a food packed with protein and magnesium? Look no further than delicious raw almonds. Magnesium is an anti-stress mineral which keeps nails strong and free from bumpy vertical ridges.
Oysters: Oysters aren't just an aphrodisiac, they are also a hair and nail superfood! Due to their high Zinc content, Oysters promote protein growth where you need it most.
3. Best Foods for Your Skin
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Olive Oil: This may seem obvious, but not only is it good to put oil on your skin it's also great to eat it! Olive oil slows aging and the antioxidant Polyphenols quenches your skin's prolific thirst.
Green Tea: For elasticity and smoothness, look to green tea. This super-drink also helps protect against harmful UV ray damage.
Kale: We all know kale is good for us, but do we know why? Part of the reason is due to the lutein and zeaxanthin nutrients that absorb harmful UV light. Plus, just one cup of kale gives you over 100% of your daily vitamin's A & B intake which promotes firming and elasticity.This post was originally published on Wayne Goss